Gmelina uniflora is a shrub or a small tree, sometimes adopting a climbing habit. It can grow from 4 - 30 metres tall. The bole can be 8 - 30cm in diameter[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of soap.
Southeast Asia - endemic all areas of the island of Borneo.
Primary and secondary forest at elevations up to 1,100 metres[
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Found in the wild on clay, sandy clay or loam soils, sometimes overlying sandstone, shale, limestone or ultramafic[
]. The pale yellow fruit is 25 - 40mm long and 15 - 25mm wide[
The fruit is pounded to a paste, which is then applied topically to treat goitres[
A soap is obtained by crushing the bark and adding water[
The sapwood is white to pale orange[
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